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The MITRE Corporation Senior Applied Cybersecurity Engineer in Lexington Park, Maryland

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Join MITRE’s Mission Resilience and Crypto Department (N141). Our work program is central to the cyber resilience of DoD missions and integral to the activities of the other MITRE portfolios. In partnership, our goal is to ensure Cyberspace Superiority and ensure Joint Forces can achieve their missions in a contested cyberspace environment.

MITRE’s Mission Resilience and Crypto Department seeks a passionate, talented engineer to enhance cyber resiliency in US Air Force (AF) systems. The successful candidate will support the implementation of cyber resilient capabilities with a focus on research, development, and engineering aimed at maximizing the trust and assurance of systems, software, and protocols. Not only are we a place to learn and grow, but we are a place where technical leadership and the willingness to step up is appreciated. We place a high value on innovation and collaboration to:

  • Conceive of and advance novel technical ideas.

  • Provide deep analyses whose results drive decision-making by our sponsors.

  • Build proof-of-concept systems that leverage new technology and concepts.

  • Engage with the vendor community, academia, and our sponsors to raise the bar on cyber security throughout the industry.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS and at least 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of systems engineering and cyber security processes and tools.

  • Good organizational, writing, and briefing skills are critical.

  • Ability to work successfully in small teams of engineers and collaborate on engineering products, demonstrations, and presentations.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with DoD mission systems, specifically aircraft avionics and mission systems.

  • Strong understanding and experience with embedded serial protocols such I2C, SPI, UART, MIL-STD-1553, 1394b, ARINC-429, etc.

  • Strong understanding of System on a Chip (SoC) and DSPs as they are utilized for civil and tactical data links in DoD weapon systems.

  • Proficiency with scripting and general programming.

  • Ability to write and present technical material in the form of proposals, white papers, technical reports, and presentations.

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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